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From: Dennis Zhou <dennis@kernel.org>
To: David Sterba <dsterba@suse.cz>
Cc: Dennis Zhou <dennis@kernel.org>, David Sterba <dsterba@suse.com>,
	Josef Bacik <josef@toxicpanda.com>, Chris Mason <clm@fb.com>,
	Omar Sandoval <osandov@osandov.com>,
	Nick Terrell <terrelln@fb.com>,
	Nikolay Borisov <nborisov@suse.com>,
	kernel-team@fb.com, linux-btrfs@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 09/12] btrfs: change set_level() to bound the level passed in
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 14:59:55 -0500
Message-ID: <20190205195955.GA28437@dennisz-mbp.dhcp.thefacebook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190205195414.GA2900@twin.jikos.cz>

On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 08:54:15PM +0100, David Sterba wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 02:32:54PM -0500, Dennis Zhou wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 08:06:37PM +0100, David Sterba wrote:
> > > On Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 03:20:05PM -0500, Dennis Zhou wrote:
> > > > -unsigned int btrfs_compress_str2level(const char *str)
> > > > +unsigned int btrfs_compress_str2level(unsigned int type, const char *str)
> > > >  {
> > > > -	if (strncmp(str, "zlib", 4) != 0)
> > > > +	unsigned int level;
> > > > +	int ret;
> > > > +
> > > > +	if (!type)
> > > >  		return 0;
> > > >  
> > > > -	/* Accepted form: zlib:1 up to zlib:9 and nothing left after the number */
> > > > -	if (str[4] == ':' && '1' <= str[5] && str[5] <= '9' && str[6] == 0)
> > > > -		return str[5] - '0';
> > > > +	if (str[0] == ':') {
> > > > +		ret = kstrtouint(str + 1, 10, &level);
> > > 
> > > The docs kstrtouint of say that initial + is also accepted, I'd rather
> > > keep the level specification strict, ie. no "zlib:+3" and no garbage
> > > after the number.
> > > 
> > > The validation is currently missing but I think we should catch levels
> > > out of range during mount/remount. The fallback to default is a safety
> > > but wrong specification should be communicated to the user early.
> > 
> > Ok. To make sure I understand properly for improper level (ie "30",
> > "+3", "+3d") set the level to default (already done) and pr_warn saying
> > invalid level?
> 
> So we have (at least) two ways how to handle:
> 
> - warn and fail the mount -- catch typos and the like, continuing with
>   default could cause problems later though not that severe as the
>   compressionw would be different than expected, but this could be
>   considered a usability bug
> 
> - only warn and continue with the default -- not mounting a root
>   filesystem just because of a typo can be worse than mounting with
>   wrong level; as long as there's a warning in the log, the user still
>   has a working system and can fix it manually
> 
> Both have some pros and cons and initially I was more inclined to pick
> the 1st option, but now that I'm thinking about that again, the other
> has some merit.
> 
> Given that zlib now falls back to default for unrecognized level, we
> should probably stick to that for zstd too.

Ok. With that I'll run a v3 adding a warning for a '+' or invalid input.

I think moving compression to being a property rather than a mount
option would be ideal. That would enable multiple compression levels per
mount and prevent remounting with incorrect mount options.

Thanks,
Dennis

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Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-02-04 20:19 [PATCH v2 00/12] btrfs: add zstd compression level support Dennis Zhou
2019-02-04 20:19 ` [PATCH 01/12] btrfs: add helpers for compression type and level Dennis Zhou
2019-02-04 20:19 ` [PATCH 02/12] btrfs: rename workspaces_list to workspace_manager Dennis Zhou
2019-02-04 20:19 ` [PATCH 03/12] btrfs: manage heuristic workspace as index 0 Dennis Zhou
2019-02-04 20:20 ` [PATCH 04/12] btrfs: unify compression ops with workspace_manager Dennis Zhou
2019-02-04 20:20 ` [PATCH 05/12] btrfs: add helper methods for workspace manager init and cleanup Dennis Zhou
2019-02-04 20:20 ` [PATCH 06/12] btrfs: add compression interface in (get/put)_workspace() Dennis Zhou
2019-02-04 20:20 ` [PATCH 07/12] btrfs: move to fn pointers for get/put workspaces Dennis Zhou
2019-02-04 20:20 ` [PATCH 08/12] btrfs: plumb level through the compression interface Dennis Zhou
2019-02-04 20:20 ` [PATCH 09/12] btrfs: change set_level() to bound the level passed in Dennis Zhou
2019-02-05 19:06   ` David Sterba
2019-02-05 19:32     ` Dennis Zhou
2019-02-05 19:54       ` David Sterba
2019-02-05 19:59         ` Dennis Zhou [this message]
2019-02-06 16:48   ` [PATCH v2 " Dennis Zhou
2019-02-04 20:20 ` [PATCH 10/12] btrfs: zstd use the passed through level instead of default Dennis Zhou
2019-02-04 20:20 ` [PATCH 11/12] btrfs: make zstd memory requirements monotonic Dennis Zhou
2019-02-04 20:20 ` [PATCH 12/12] btrfs: add zstd compression level support Dennis Zhou
2019-02-05 19:26   ` [PATCH v2 " Dennis Zhou
2019-02-06 16:47   ` [PATCH v3 " Dennis Zhou
2019-02-05 14:57 ` [PATCH v2 00/12] " David Sterba
2019-02-05 16:03   ` Dennis Zhou
2019-02-05 16:27     ` David Sterba
2019-02-05 16:30       ` Dennis Zhou
2019-02-05 16:51         ` David Sterba
2019-02-05 17:07           ` David Sterba
2019-02-05 18:27             ` David Sterba
2019-02-05 18:30               ` Dennis Zhou
2019-02-05 20:48                 ` Dennis Zhou
2019-02-06 15:15                   ` David Sterba
2019-02-06 16:51                     ` Dennis Zhou
2019-02-07 16:59 ` David Sterba
2019-02-07 17:36   ` Dennis Zhou
2019-02-08 13:22     ` David Sterba

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